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The training arm for the Navy and Pentagon’s information warfare community, the Center for Information Dominance (CID), held a change of command ceremony last week in Pensacola.

Capt. William “Bill” Lintz relieved Capt. Maureen Fox as CID commanding officer during the time-honored tradition, conducted at the National Naval Aviation Museum at Naval Air Station Pensacola. CID is headquartered at Corry Station in Pensacola.

Fox, a native of New Castle, Delaware, assumed command of CID Sept. 26, 2014. She led extensive efforts across several Navy echelons and agencies to define cryptologic, intelligence and information systems training requirements in support of the Chief of Naval Operations.

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Capt. William Lintz salutes Rear Adm. Mike White, commander, Naval Education and Training Command, as he reports for duty as the commanding officer for the Center for Information Dominance (CID). (Joy Samsel/Special to The Pulse)

During the ceremony, Fox was lauded for her leadership as CID improved the quality and delivery speed of new program transitions and training methods, and delivered responsive training solutions to meet the rapidly changing demands of the fleet, IW community, national partners, and other Department of Defense stakeholders — such as U.S. Cyber Command and the service components.

The ceremony’s guest speaker, Vice Adm. Ted N. Branch, deputy chief of Naval Operations for Information Warfare and director of Naval Intelligence, described the growing importance of training today’s IW community, especially in the dynamic environment it operates in. He also commended Fox for the role she played in leading 1,300 staff members across 18 training locations in meeting those demands.

“Mo, you’ve certainly made your mark during this command tour, and that is no surprise to me,” said Branch. “We placed the careers of those information warfare Sailors in your hands, and you responded so magnificently well. As you head off to your next assignment at the Undersea Warfare Development Center in San Diego, I know you will continue to excel.”

160225-N-PU674-038 PENSACOLA, Fla. (Feb. 25, 2016) Information warfare students at the Center for Information Dominance Unit Corry Station march from class and pass before one of Naval Air Station Pensacola Corry Station's historic buildings, dating back to when Corry was an aviation training field. About 2,200 students train every day at Corry. (U.S. Navy photo by Carla M. McCarthy/Released)

Information warfare students at the Center for Information Dominance Unit Corry Station march from class and pass before one of Naval Air Station Pensacola Corry Station’s historic buildings, dating back to when Corry was an aviation training field. About 2,200 students train every day at Corry. (Carla M. McCarthy/Special to The Pulse)

During the ceremony, Fox was awarded the Legion of Merit.

Branch welcomed Lintz, who comes to CID from his last assignment as deputy chief of the Remote Operations Center at the National Security Agency/Central Security Service, Fort Meade, Maryland.

“Bill, it now falls on you to build on these accomplishments,” said Branch. “You are supremely qualified to take on the task and maintain the momentum that Mo established.”

“I know you are deeply aware that there are many challenges still ahead for the information warfare training community. While no stranger to the role of commanding officer, this job will present you with plenty more opportunities to succeed.”

Lintz is a 1992 graduate of Villanova University with master’s and doctorate degrees in electrical engineering from the Naval Postgraduate School.

As a cryptologic officer, Lintz has served with various afloat and ashore commands, including U.S. Naval Forces Central Command/U.S. 5th Fleet as fleet intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance collection manager and assistant force cryptologist; Navy Information Operations Command, Pensacola, Florida, as executive officer; U.S. 3rd Fleet as deputy assistant chief of staff for Operations and Fleet Information Operations lead; U.S. Pacific Fleet in the Directorate of Information Operations and Cryptology as lead for Fleet Requirements, Manpower, and Training; and Fleet Intelligence Training Center in San Diego as commanding officer.

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